Peeler Skiff

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Project by libraryman posted 484 days ago 3339 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just completed a CLC Peeler Skiff designed by John C. Harris. It is 15ft long with a beam of just over 6ft. I will use it for fishing and general messing about on Lake Sinclair, GA. It took me about a year to build out of okoume plywood and epoxy. The plywood is laser cut on cnc machines by CLC (Chesapeake Light Craft). She is named “Lilah” after my grandmother who helped me learn to fish. Boat building is some different that furniture making, but problem solving and general woodworking skills are the same challenge. I believe boat building can become addictive and I’m already looking for a traditionally built sailboat to build out of solid wood to learn some of those new skills next.

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#1 posted 484 days ago

Oh wow, she’s a beaut. I would love to build something like that one day. I would love to see some pictures of the boat out on the lake.

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#2 posted 484 days ago

Very nice looking boat. I hope to see it out on the lake when my family and I are there for a long weekend again this summer.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 484 days ago

lovely boat

-- Joel

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#4 posted 484 days ago

Wonderful work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 484 days ago

Wow that is a beautiful boat. Now let’s see some big fish pictures. Great job!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#7 posted 484 days ago

Very nice skiff! I’m about an hour from Sinclair. Maybe I’ll see you on lake one day in our store bought boat.

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#8 posted 484 days ago

Love your boat. Love the look of love on your face, for the love of your boat.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#9 posted 484 days ago

LOOKING GOOD! Nothing better than building and using something that you did on your own. Now, go catch some fish!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#10 posted 484 days ago

Nice job on the skiff.
I know something about the lure of boatbuilding, it got me for about thirty-five years.
If you are interested in traditionally built sailboats you may enjoy this blog.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#12 posted 483 days ago

Nice work, I’m jealous.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 483 days ago

now, this is a pretty boat…enjoy your fishing

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#14 posted 483 days ago

Wow, great job!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 483 days ago

Great job on a fun project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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